They Finally did it! Tell me they get bigger.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moenmitz, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finall found THREE eggs this morning- no idea which of the 19 hens laid them, but woo hoo! They are 19-20 weeks, barred rocks, turkens, white Giants, speckled sussex & buff rocks-only thing, the eggs are really small, they look hysterical in our brand new jumbo egg cartons. I am hoping that laying small eggs is common for beginners...and they will be at least of normal egg size eventually...right? Or are any of those breeds known for laying puny eggs? My money is on the Barred Rock, turken or Sussex being the layers since they have been doing alot of squatting lately and seem to be getting the majority of the rooster lovin....
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Awwwwweee! You got a fart egg! [​IMG]

    Gees I still can't say that without falling on the floor laughing... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    when they first start laying they are small, but they should increase in size. Bantams lay small eggs. You'r lucky to have eggs, mine are 23 weeks and still are not laying.
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Don't worry they will get bigger. It is very good for them to lay small eggs to start (pullet eggs). They will work up to bigger eggs. If they lay to big of an egg to soon you could end up with a blow out and you don't want that.
     
  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little ones taste just as well and the big ones! I just have more...mmmmmm!
     
  6. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why dont eggs taste like chicken?
     
  7. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good! That is what I figured, but thought I would double check. How long does it usually take for them to get to standard sized eggs?
     
  8. backintime

    backintime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skeeter, you got me thinking, so I posed your question to my husband. He laughed and said, "Ask Skeeter why milk doesn't taste like beef?!"
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  9. backintime

    backintime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moenmitz, when I found my first egg from my HEAVY brown egg layers, it was the size of a robin's egg! I ran into the house and logged on to BYC, hoping to find pictures of others whose first prize egg was the size of their thumbnail, but alas . . . only the JUMBO first eggs get their pictures posted on BYC!
     
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROFL,I dunno thats a good one though
     

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